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Primanti Bros. Possibly Expanding

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – You may soon be able to order your favorite Primanti’s sandwich even if you are far away from Pittsburgh.

The chain has 18 locations in Western Pennsylvania, and three more for snowbirds who fly south to Florida. Now it appears the restaurant could be expanding even more.

In a statement, Primanti Bros. announced an investment from Catterton Partners, a private equity firm.

It reads in part, “Catterton has significant experience in the restaurant industry, where they have achieved great success with well-known, iconic companies such as Baja Fresh, P.F. Changs, and Outback Steakhouse. Catterton will enhance Primanti Bros. growth and brand development and support the expansion of the Primanti Bros. concept to help take our company to the next level.”

In addition to the mountain of food squished between two giant slices of bread, is the restaurant’s genuine admiration for the city of Pittsburgh, and its proud sports traditions.

Matt Shepard is one of thousands of customers who have been piling fries, and slaw onto their sandwiches for as long as they can remember.
Shepard says, “people treat you good you know. Food’s good. No arguments. No fights. That’s a good part in the life today.”

Perhaps very soon, that tradition could be spreading to other parts of the country.

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